Ban Inoue, Hemp Patterned Coaster, Yellow Waves
We are excited to introduce a new brand to our collection of Japanese goods! Ban Inoue is inspired by the delicate and complex aesthetic of Japan. Drawing much influence from the Azuchi-Momoyama period, Ban Inoue's products follow both the aesthetics of "Hana" - majestic, dynamic, and brilliant beauty - as well as the philosophy of "Wabi" - simple and clear beauty and harmony with nature. What is created is a brand that pairs natural fabrics with rich colors that bloom during the four seasons in Japan.
Ban Inoue uses a special kind of cotton fabric called Kaya. This beautiful cloth made of pure cotton fabric is formerly used as mosquito netting which is a specialty of Nara Prefecture. Mosquito netting fabric (kaya) has high absorbency and durability, and is easy to dry, making it the perfect base for these tableware textiles.